Anti-stigma posters and leaflets for COVID-19 (Cote d’Ivoire)

This series of printed materials (posters and leaflets) was developed by Breakthrough ACTION Cote d’Ivoire in collaboration with its government partners. It focuses on the non-stigmatization of people living with or recovered from COVID-19, in the community and in the workplace.

Source: Anti-stigma posters and leaflets for COVID-19 (Cote d’Ivoire)

  • Jorie Nana
  • mnana@jhu.edu

COVID-19 Vaccine Posters in Malawi

Two posters in Chichewa encourage the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to reduce the risk of serious illness or death. One poster is targeted towards a general audience. The second poster is targeted towards youth.

Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Posters in Malawi

  • Katie Rodriguez
  • kmicek1@jhu.edu

Entertainment-Education Campaigns and COVID-19: How Three Global Organizations Adapted the Health Communication Strategy for Pandemic Response and Takeaways for the Future

COVID-19 created a substantial set of challenges for health communication practitioners in the process of planning, implementing, and evaluating entertainment-education (EE) campaigns. EE is a theory and evidence-based communication strategy that employs entertainment media for educational messaging. Here, we briefly review EE campaigns in response to previous health emergencies and present three cases of EE responses to the COVID-19 pandemic from leading global organizations.

Source: Entertainment-Education Campaigns and COVID-19: How Three Global Organizations Adapted the Health Communication Strategy for Pandemic Response and Takeaways for the Future

    Journalistic routines as factors promoting COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Pakistan

    COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy has reportedly been rising in polio-stricken Pakistan. Prior research reports a variety of contributing factors including information sources, particularly the newspapers readers generally consult to stay abreast of vaccine roll-out developments. This viewpoint article argues that three commonly practised journalistic routines – as explicated by Tandoc and Duffy – are promoting COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Urdu-language newspaper readers in Pakistan.

    Source: Journalistic routines as factors promoting COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Pakistan

      Perceptions of COVID-19 vaccines in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: Synthesis of a qualitative study

      This document summarizes the results of a qualitative research done on perceptions related to COVID-19 vaccines in 2020, before the introduction of vaccines in Cote d’Ivoire in 2021. A “3C” model (Confidence, convenience, and complacency) was used to classify the major determinants of intention to be vaccinated in a population of adult residents of Abidjan.

      Source: Perceptions of COVID-19 vaccines in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: Synthesis of a qualitative study

      • Jorie Nana
      • mnana@jhu.edu

      Establishing and Managing a Hotline: A Technical Brief

      Hotlines are particularly valuable during emergencies, so design teams must consider a variety of issues to establish them successfully. This technical brief addresses key questions and challenges to consider when setting up a hotline, especially within the context of COVID-19 or other pandemics.

      Sources:

        COVID-19 Communication Strategy India

        This strategy will serve as guidelines for implementation of National, state and District communication activities providing information on the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination process to people across the country to generate awareness and to improve acceptance and uptake of vaccine.

        The document will address issues of vaccine eagerness, vaccine hesitancy, provide information on new COVID-19 vaccines and reiterate to continue adherence to COVID appropriate behavior. It will also develop trust and greater confidence of people in vaccine by managing myths and misinformation.

        Source: COVID-19 Communication Strategy India

          Sub-national Risk Communication & Community Engagement Implementation Field Guide to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

          This field guide was developed to provide guidance to Community Health Workers, Health Promoters and Social Mobilisers on the implementation of COVID-19 risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) activities at the sub national level.

          Source: Sub-national Risk Communication & Community Engagement Implementation Field Guide to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

            Misinformation: an empirical study with scientists and communicators during the COVID-19 pandemic

            The objective of this study was to study the experiences and views within the health science community regarding the spread and prevention of science misinformation within and beyond the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic.

            Source: Misinformation: an empirical study with scientists and communicators during the COVID-19 pandemic

              High Rates of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Its Association with Conspiracy Beliefs: A Study in Jordan and Kuwait among Other Arab Countries

              The aim of this study was to assess the attitudes towards the prospective COVID-19 vaccines among the general public in Jordan, Kuwait and other Arab countries. We also aimed to assess the association between COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and conspiracy beliefs.

              Source: High Rates of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Its Association with Conspiracy Beliefs: A Study in Jordan and Kuwait among Other Arab Countries